Judicial Committee Act 1843

Judicial Committee Act 1843

Imperial Act
Date of assent28 July 1843

An Act to make further regulations for facilitating the hearing appeals and other matters by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

  • Preamble

    Whereas it has been found expedient to make further regulations for hearing and making report to Her Majesty in appeals and other matters referred to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and for the more effectual appointment of surrogates in ecclesiastical and maritime causes of appeal, and for making orders or decrees incidental to such causes of appeal, and for the punishment of contempts, and compelling appearances and enforcement of judgments, orders, and decrees of Her Majesty in Council, or of the said Judicial Committee or their surrogates, in such causes of appeal.

6 So much of 3 and 4 Will 4, c 41, as empowers the Judicial Committee and His Majesty in Council to punish contempts, etc, repealed
  • And whereas by the provisions of the hereinbefore secondly-recited Act it was enacted, that the said Judicial Committee should have and enjoy in all respects such and the same power of punishing contempts and of compelling appearances, and that His Majesty in Council should have and enjoy in all respects such and the same powers of enforcing judgments, decrees, and orders, (both in personam and in rem,) as are given to any Court Ecclesiastical by an Act of Parliament passed in a Session of Parliament of the Second and Third Years of the Reign of His Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled an Act for enforcing the Process upon Contempts in the Courts Ecclesiastical of England and Ireland, and that all such powers as are given to Courts Ecclesiastical, if of punishing contempts, or of compelling appearances, should be exercised by the said Judicial Committee, and of enforcing decrees and orders should be exercised by His Majesty in Council, in such and the same manner as the powers in and by such Act of Parliament given, and should be of as much force and effect as if the same had been thereby expressly given to the said Committee or to His Majesty in Council; be it enacted, that so much of the said Act as relates to the Powers thereby given to the said Judicial Committee and to His Majesty in Council, under the last-recited Act, shall be repealed.